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SHEARWATER JOURNEYS' 2014 SCHEDULE OF PELAGIC TRIPS

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Welcome aboard! Shearwater Journeys has offered quality pelagic trips off the coast of California since 1976. Many records, new to both North America and California, have been discovered on these fine pelagic trips. You will be accompanied by several outstanding leaders who have worldwide experience with seabirds and marine mammals. Whether you are a seasoned seabirder, or a beginner, we invite you to join us in the excitement of ocean birding which is unlike any other birding. Join us for a thrilling trip from the 2014 schedule listed below.
SPACE AVAILABLE ON TRIPS, UNLESS NOTED OTHERWISE.

2014
March
Mar 21, Fri Monterey Bay $95

May
May 15-22 DISKO BAY: GREENLAND VOYAGE with Debi Shearwater + 30 guests $2700

July
Jul. 20, Sun. Half Moon Bay: Albatross & Petrel Express $196
Jul. 26, Sat. Half Moon Bay: Albatross & Petrel Express $196
Jul. 27, Sun. Half Moon Bay: Albatross & Petrel Express $196

August
Aug. 1, Fri. Monterey Bay: Albatrosses & Early Fall Seabirds $164
Aug. 2, Sat. Half Moon Bay: Albatross & Petrel Express $196
Aug. 3, Sun. Farallon Islands: Tufted Puffins & Breeding Seabirds $177
Aug. 8, Fri. Monterey Bay: Albatrosses & Early Fall Seabirds $164
Aug. 15, Fri. Monterey Bay: Albatrosses & Early Fall Seabirds $164
Aug. 16, Sat. Half Moon Bay: Cook's & Hawaiian Petrel Express $196
Aug. 17, Sun. Half Moon Bay: Cook's & Hawaiian Petrel Express $196
Aug. 22, Fri. Monterey Bay: Albatrosses & Early Fall Seabirds $164
Aug. 23, Sat. Half Moon Bay: Cook's & Hawaiian Petrel Express $196
Aug. 24, Sun. Bodega Canyon & Cordell Bank: Fall Seabirds $218

September
Sep. 5, Fri. Monterey Seavalley: Fall Seabird Classic $164
Sep. 6, Sat. Monterey Bay: Fall Seabird Classic $164
Sep. 7, Sun. Half Moon Bay: Albatrosses, Petrels & Storm-Petrels $196
Sep. 8, Mon. Half Moon Bay: Albatrosses, Petrels & Storm-Petrels $196
Sep. 9, Tue. Monterey Bay: Fall Seabird Classic $164
Sep. 10, Wed. Monterey Bay: Fall Seabird Classic $164
Sep. 11, Thu. Monterey Seavalley: Fall Seabird Classic $164
Sep. 12, Fri. Monterey Bay: Fall Seabird Classic $164
Sep. 13, Sat. Albacore Grounds: Offshore Monterey $199
Sep. 14, Sun. Monterey Bay: Fall Seabird Classic $164
Sep. 15, Mon. Half Moon Bay: Albatrosses & Storm-Petrels $196
Sep. 20, Sat. Bodega Canyon & Cordell Bank: Offshore $218
Sep. 21, Sun. Half Moon Bay: Albatrosses & Storm-Petrels $196
Sep. 24, Wed. Half Moon Bay: Albatrosses & Storm-Petrels $198
Sep. 25, Thu. Monterey Bay: Fall Seabird Classic $164
Sep. 26, Fri. Monterey Seavalley: Fall Seabird Classic $164
Sep. 27, Sat. Monterey Bay: Fall Seabird Classic $164
Sep. 28, Sun. Half Moon Bay: Albatrosses & Storm-Petrels $196
Sep. 29, Mon. Half Moon Bay: Albatrosses & Storm-Petrels $196

October
Oct. 4, Sat. Monterey Bay: Fall Seabird Classic $164
Oct. 5, Sun. Half Moon Bay: Albatrosses & Storm-Petrels $196
Oct. 11, Sat. Monterey Bay: Fall Seabird Classic $164
Oct. 12, Sun. Half Moon Bay: Late Fall & Early Winter Seabirds $196
Oct. 18, Sat. Monterey Bay: Late Fall & Early Winter Seabirds $186

November
Nov. 9-25 BIRDING DOWN UNDER VOYAGE: SUB-ANTARCTIC ISLANDS OF NEW ZEALAND with Debi Shearwater.$10000 Only 9 berths available. Rates vary by berth selection.

Greetings, Seabirders,
The year 2013 was a fabulous one for seabirding with Shearwater Journeys. Day after beautiful day, we enjoyed fabulous sea conditions and the spectacle of the fall seabird migration and feeding of up to 100 humpback whales and 20 blue whales each day, along the Central Coast of California. The single most spectacular highlight of the fall season was the mega-rarity, HAWAIIAN PETREL on our Aug. 2, Monterey Bay trip. LAYSAN ALBATROSS was recorded on many of our trips. Rare in California, a GREAT SHEARWATER was observed on several of our Half Moon Bay trips and Monterey Bay. During our 2012 season, HAWAIIAN PETREL was a highlight on the Sep. 21 Bodega Bay trip. The Pacific Ocean's only NORTHERN GANNET was seen on both of our trips to the Farallon Islands, August 4 and October 20. Indeed, the list of rare seabirds found on Shearwater Journeys' trips is unsurpassed. Our August trips to the Farallon Islands continues with a 100% success rate in seeing TUFTED PUFFINS, up close at their breeding colony. Of course, the regular fall migrants were recorded throughout the season. Shearwater Journeys continues to operate the broadest most comprehensive selection of seabirding trips on the west coast. Some 1,325 birders participated on 36 day long trips in 2013, finding many seabirds and marine mammals. Our friendly and knowledgable leaders have worldwide seabirding experience.

EXPEDITION VOYAGES: Join Debi Shearwater on two very different expedition voyages. In May, she will travel to Disko Bay, Greenland to search for that rare and endangered BOWHEAD WHALE, along with more common humpback whales. Seabirds, seals and culture will also be featured on this sailing voyage. In November, join Debi and her amazing group of intrepid travelers on a journey to New Zealand's Sub-Antarctic Islands: Bounty, Antipodes, Campbell, Auckland, Macquarie, the Chatham Islands and more. This is a "bookend" voyage to an Antarctic voyage. We shall see many species of penguins, albatrosses, petrels and other wildlife. Ask Debi about the details. Coming in 2016: voyages to the Russian Far East! Get on our list now!

Reservations: Payment, in full by check or money order is required at the time of booking. Please include the name, address, phone/email of each person in your party, as required by the USCG. Fuel surcharges are not included.
DISCOUNT:
Sign up for any 2014 day trip before June 1 and take a $35 discount on any trip. Restrictions apply. Send your reservation to:
Debi Shearwater
POB 190
Hollister, CA 95024
Phone: 831-637-8527; Email Debi
Please see our blog for more information, trip reports and updates. Looking forward to the 39th year of seabirding with you! — Debi Shearwater

Schedule is also available in a calendar format.